ERIC Number: ED279795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Training Effectiveness Evaluation. Training Development and Research Center Project Number Sixteen.
Swanson, Richard A.; Sleezer, Catherine M.
The gap between evaluation theory and practice can be closed through a concrete system for effectively evaluating a training program to ensure that it contributes to an organization's success. The Training Effectiveness Evaluation (TEE) system can be applied to any training program in industry. It consists of three major elements: (1) an effectiveness evaluation plan, (2) tools for measuring training effectiveness, and (3) the evaluation report. The completed plan specifies the tools that will be used to assess whether the training has produced the desired results. The three categories of evaluation tools--satisfaction, learning, and performance--can be presented as three scores, one for each category. The completed report is a powerful tool for communicating the results of a training program. It provides the management decision maker with the necessary information for understanding the impact of a training program. Content includes the employee/organization performance need, the employee/organization performance goal, the approved solution with both training and nontraining component, narrative summarizing training effectiveness, an evaluation summary with visual presentation and/or comparison to performance goal, and an improvement proposal. (Examples and samples are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.